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Heart Disease: Women vs. Men

Friday, February 05, 2016 7:58 AM

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Each year, approximately 600,000 people will die of heart disease, nearly half of them women. And yet many still believe that heart disease is a man’s disease. It’s not.

There are some possible differences, [...]

Prevent Heart Disease With These Surprising Heart Healthy Tips [Infographic]

Thursday, February 04, 2016 7:54 AM

With 25% of the American population suffering from heart related problems, it's extremely important for everyone to carefully monitor their health, and take the necessary precautions to avoid heart disease.  The most common ways to prevent heart disease include exercising regularly, eating [...]

Fueling the Fight: ‘Shroom Turkey Sliders

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 8:19 AM

Vegetables are packed with nutritious value. Sometimes when it comes to eating them, it’s easier said than done. One way to get plenty of vegetables in is with a recipe Lori Wyble, Oncology Dietician at NorthShore’s Kellogg Cancer Center [...]

Chocolate – A Healthy Treat?

Monday, February 01, 2016 8:31 AM

Chocolate is good for you! Sound too good to be true? Well, happy National Dark Chocolate Day, because it's true.

Don't take that as permission to rush out and buy all the candy bars you can find. When it comes to chocolate's health benefits, type matters. Not all chocolate is created equal [...]

Seeing the Truth: Discussing Glaucoma with Dr. Close

Friday, January 29, 2016 9:35 AM

There are an estimated 200,000 cases of glaucoma in the United States per year. While it cannot be cured, there are treatment options available to help alleviate symptoms. Early detection is key with glaucoma, Troy Close, MD [...]

When Is It Your Thyroid?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:07 AM

It is amazing how something so small can have such a large impact on our body. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is located just below the Adam’s apple. Your thyroid gland produces hormones that influence almost all of the body’s metabolic processes and are essential for normal brain and [...]

Teaching Moment: How Do You Teach Kids to Share?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:28 AM

Every parent has seen their child go through the “mine” stage. Sometimes it is cute and comical, and sometimes it is frustrating. With the holidays behind us and the toys still shiny and new, the word “mine” is probably thrown around more.

Age 3 is when kids start to understand the concept [...]

Can You Get Lead Poisoning From Water?

Monday, January 25, 2016 1:54 PM

Every day we turn our faucets on for cooking, bathing and drinking water – but we might not always think about what is in that water. With the recent news out of Flint, Michigan, we may be giving more thought to our water.

Lead, a naturally occurring element, found in the air, soil, water and [...]

Winter Safety Tips

Monday, January 25, 2016 9:20 AM

Winter has arrived--with a venegence. Shovels and snow plows are out of storage for the season, and there's probably a layer of frost covering the windows. Winter can be quite beautiful from the safety of your home, but it can be dangerous as soon as you step out the front door, from an increased [...]

Fitness Trackers: Doing It the Right Way

Friday, January 22, 2016 8:45 AM

With New Year’s resolutions for better health and weight loss on everyone’s minds, fitness wearables and trackers are a popular choice to help one’s quest for success. Fitness trackers and wearables – such as FitBit, Jawbone, Garmin, Misfit and even our phones – can help us count our steps, watch [...]

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